For many years, January has been considered the “divorce month.” In reality, many divorce filings actually happen in the following months, peaking in March - but it's true that those initial conversations and feelings often present themselves in January, post-holiday hoopla.
It's unclear what the exact reason is for this, though it seems that the holidays do have an effect. People aren't ready to rock the boat during Christmas, especially if they have children, wanting to give everyone a last “normal” holiday season before life changes. Or, many times the decision hasn't been officially made, and perhaps the stress and pent-up tension of in-laws, family parties, and arguments make the decision crystal clear. The answer could also relate to tax purposes; since January starts a new tax season, it makes sense to file for divorce during this time.
Whether it's one or a combination of these factors, at Worden & Carbitcher we are prepared to offer the best legal counsel should you decide divorce is the path for you and your family. The process may seem daunting, but rest assured that with the help of a legal professional, divorce can be a smooth process - and certainly easier than going at it alone.
As you've seen in some of our previous posts (you can find those here), hiring a cheap attorney - or worse, no attorney at all - often ends in delays, additional costs, and even re-filing certain documents.
The truth is that there is never a “good” time to get divorced. For logistical reasons, however, January is certainly a better time. If you're considering a divorce, contact our office to set up a confidential consultation with one of our family law attorneys.
With over 50 years of combined experience, our team of attorneys offers the kind of representation we would want for our own family members. You have enough on your plate emotionally - let us handle the legal side.
Below you will find a quick infographic on the divorce process to get you started.
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